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Irina Marica
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Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Statistics: More than a quarter of Romanians aged 15 and over are smokers

One in four Romanians are smokers but the share of men who smoke is 40% while the share of women smokers is only 12%. Thus, Romania ranks fifth for the share of male smokers in the EU and second-to-last for the share of female smokers.

A total of 25.7% of Romania’s population aged 15 and over were smoking in 2014, the figure being close to the EU average of 24%, according to data from the European Union’s statistical office Eurostat.

The lowest shares of current smokers in 2014 among the population aged 15 or over were recorded in Sweden (16.7%) and the United Kingdom (17.2%), while the highest shares were registered in Bulgaria (34.7%) and Greece (32.6%).

In Romania, 19.8% of the population was smoking on a daily basis, and 5.8% was only smoking occasionally.

By gender, almost 40% of Romanian men aged 15 and over were smoking in 2014, this being the fifth highest share in the EU, after the one registered in Bulgaria (43.3%), Latvia (43.1%), Cyprus (41.9%), and Lithuania (40.3%). While 32.3% of Romanian men were current smokers, 7.5% were smoking only occasionally.

In women’s case, the situation is different. With only 12.5% of women aged 15 and over smoking in 2014, Romania ranked second to last in the EU, after Lithuania where the share of smoking women amounted to 12.3%. On the other hand, the highest shares were registered in Bulgaria (26.8%), and Greece (26.4%).

When it comes to passive smoking, around 1 in 5 persons (21.6%) in the EU aged 15 or over was exposed daily to tobacco smoke indoors in 2014. The highest proportion of passive smokers was registered in Greece (64.2% of the population), followed by Croatia (44.7%), Bulgaria (40.5%), and Romania (37.6%). In contrast, the lowest shares were recorded in Sweden (5.9%) and Finland (6.3%), followed by Portugal (8.6%), and Hungary (9.9%).

Romania has made firm steps in combatting pasive smoking by smoking in enclosed public spaces in mid-March this year.

Romania may also ban smoking in cars with children

Romanian MP wants to ban tobacco for all citizens born after January 1, 2017

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

Statistics: More than a quarter of Romanians aged 15 and over are smokers

One in four Romanians are smokers but the share of men who smoke is 40% while the share of women smokers is only 12%. Thus, Romania ranks fifth for the share of male smokers in the EU and second-to-last for the share of female smokers.

A total of 25.7% of Romania’s population aged 15 and over were smoking in 2014, the figure being close to the EU average of 24%, according to data from the European Union’s statistical office Eurostat.

The lowest shares of current smokers in 2014 among the population aged 15 or over were recorded in Sweden (16.7%) and the United Kingdom (17.2%), while the highest shares were registered in Bulgaria (34.7%) and Greece (32.6%).

In Romania, 19.8% of the population was smoking on a daily basis, and 5.8% was only smoking occasionally.

By gender, almost 40% of Romanian men aged 15 and over were smoking in 2014, this being the fifth highest share in the EU, after the one registered in Bulgaria (43.3%), Latvia (43.1%), Cyprus (41.9%), and Lithuania (40.3%). While 32.3% of Romanian men were current smokers, 7.5% were smoking only occasionally.

In women’s case, the situation is different. With only 12.5% of women aged 15 and over smoking in 2014, Romania ranked second to last in the EU, after Lithuania where the share of smoking women amounted to 12.3%. On the other hand, the highest shares were registered in Bulgaria (26.8%), and Greece (26.4%).

When it comes to passive smoking, around 1 in 5 persons (21.6%) in the EU aged 15 or over was exposed daily to tobacco smoke indoors in 2014. The highest proportion of passive smokers was registered in Greece (64.2% of the population), followed by Croatia (44.7%), Bulgaria (40.5%), and Romania (37.6%). In contrast, the lowest shares were recorded in Sweden (5.9%) and Finland (6.3%), followed by Portugal (8.6%), and Hungary (9.9%).

Romania has made firm steps in combatting pasive smoking by smoking in enclosed public spaces in mid-March this year.

Romania may also ban smoking in cars with children

Romanian MP wants to ban tobacco for all citizens born after January 1, 2017

Irina Popescu, irina.popescu@romania-insider.com

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